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Updated: June 18, 2021
These Terms of Service (the “Agreement”) is between WebNAppMakers, LLC (“Company”, “we”, “our”, and “us”) and you and your subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Client”, “you” and “your”) and governs your access to and/or use of Ordant, our cloud based print management information system software designed for print companies and sign shops and other related services (collectively, the “Services”). This Agreement is effective on the date you execute an order form (“Order Form”) for the Services (the “Effective Date”). If you do not agree with this Agreement, you shall not use the Services.
BY SIGNING AN ORDER FORM FOR THE SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS TERMS OF SERVICE, AS WELL AS ALL OTHER APPLICABLE RULES OR POLICIES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT ARE AND/OR MAY BE ESTABLISHED BY COMPANY FROM TIME TO TIME AND THE FOREGOING SHALL BE INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. IF YOU AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF AN ENTITY, OR IN CONNECTION WITH PROVIDING AND/OR RECEIVING SERVICES ON BEHALF OF AN ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY TO THIS AGREEMENT. IN SUCH EVENT, “CLIENT”, “YOU” AND “YOUR” AS USED HEREIN WILL REFER AND APPLY TO EACH ENTITY. THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL GOVERN YOUR ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF THE SERVICES. PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT, NOW OR IN THE FUTURE, PLEASE STOP YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, AS ANY SUCH USE IS UNAUTHORIZED.
1.1 Services. Company shall provide the Services as described in this and/or set forth in the relevant duly executed Order Form(s) under this Agreement. Neither party will have any obligation with respect to any draft Order Form unless and until it is executed by both parties. Except as otherwise provided herein, if any terms and/or conditions of this Agreement conflict with any terms and/or conditions of any Order Form, the terms and conditions set forth in the Order Form will control solely with respect to the SaaS Services covered under such Order Form.
1.2 Use of the Services. Client is solely responsible for obtaining, maintaining, installing and supporting all ‘Internet’ access, computer hardware, software, telecommunications capabilities and other equipment and services (specifically including responsibility for providing appropriate personal computers and mobile devices) needed for it and its authorized users to access and/or use the Services. Client shall ensure that its network and systems comply with the relevant specifications provided by Company from time to time and shall provide Company with information as may be required by Company in order to provide the Services. While Company uses reasonable efforts to keep the Services accessible, the Services may be unavailable from time to time. Client understands and agrees that there may be interruptions to the Services and/or access to Client’s account due to circumstances both within Company’s control (e.g., routine maintenance) and outside of Company’s control. The Services may be modified, updated, suspended and/or discontinued at any time without notice and/or liability.
1.3 Illegal Use. Client shall not access, store, distribute or transmit any Viruses or any material during the course of its use of the Services that (i) are unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, infringing, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive, (ii) facilitate illegal activity, and/or (iii) cause damage or injury to any person or property. “Virus” shall mean any thing or device (including without limitation any software, code, file or program) which may prevent, impair or otherwise adversely affect the operation of any computer software, hardware or network, any telecommunications service, equipment or network or any other service or device, prevent, impair or otherwise adversely affect access to or the operation of any program or data, including the reliability of any program or data (whether by re-arranging, altering or erasing the program or data in whole or part or otherwise) and/or adversely affect the user experience, including worms, ‘Trojan’ horses, viruses and other similar things or devices. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Company reserves the right, without liability to the Client, to disable or suspend the Client’s access to the Services in the event (a) of any breach or anticipated breach of this Agreement, (b) Client and/or its users access to and/or use of the Services disrupts or poses a security risk to the Services and/or any other client, may harm Company’s systems and/or any provider of any third-party services and/or may subject Company and/or any third-party to liability, (c) Client and/or its authorized users are using the Services for fraudulent or illegal activities, and/or (d) Company’s continued provision of any of the Services to the Client and/or its users is prohibited by applicable law.
1.4 Client Content. Client is responsible for providing all Client Content, criteria, and/or information and is responsible for the accuracy, quality, integrity and legality of such data and of the means by which authorized users access and use the Client Content. Client acknowledges and agrees that Client shall be solely responsible for checking the accuracy all Client Content provided to Company, and Client shall promptly bring any inaccuracy to Company’s attention. Client hereby grants Company a worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to reproduce, distribute and display the Client Content as necessary to provide the Services. Client represents and warrants that Client owns all Client Content or that Client has permission from the rightful owner to use each of the elements of Client Content; and that Client has all rights necessary for Company to use the Client Content in connection with the Services. Client and its licensors retain title, all ownership rights, and all IP (as defined in Article 7), in and to the Client Content and reserve all rights not expressly granted to Company hereunder. “Client Content” means any elements of text, employee contact information, graphics, images, photos, designs, artwork, logos, trademarks, service marks, and other materials and/or content which Client provides in connection with any Services. Client Content excludes any content available in the public domain; and any content owned or licensed by Company, whether in connection with providing Services or otherwise. Client agrees that Company may contact Client’s users directly to provide the Services. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Company may collect aggregated, anonymized data that cannot identify any person and that is derived from or created through the use of the Services by Client and/or its users.
1.5 Data Security. Client acknowledges and agrees that Company utilizes third-party service providers to host and provide the Services and store Client Content and the protection of such data will be in accordance with such third party’s safeguards for the protection of the security, confidentiality, and integrity of Client’s data. Client is responsible for properly configuring and using the Services and taking appropriate steps to maintain security, protection and backup of any and all Client Content.
1.6 Unauthorized Access. Company is not responsible for any unauthorized access to, alteration of, and/or the deletion, destruction, damage, loss and/or failure to store any of, Client’s data and/or other information that Client and/or its users submits and/or uses in connection with the Services (including as a result of Client’s and/or its users’ errors, acts or omissions).
1.7 Errors, Inaccuracies, Omissions and Performance. Occasionally there may be information on the Services that contain typographical errors, inaccuracies, and/or omissions that may relate to services, information, and data. Company reserves the right to (i) correct any errors, inaccuracies, and/or omission and/or (ii) make changes to content, descriptions, service and/or other information without obligation to issue any notice of such changes, except as prohibited by law. Company also reserves the right to revise, suspend and/or terminate an event and/or promotion at any time without notice and without liability.
1.8 Right to Monitor. Client acknowledges and agrees that Company may monitor Client’s use of the Services (including but not limited to use of bandwidth and other resources), and shall have the right to take appropriate action (including but not limited to assessing additional charges, disconnection or discontinuance of any service, removal or deletion of content or other materials) if Client’s usage exceeds normal usage.
2. Use; Maintenance; Prohibited Conduct
2.2 Permitted Use. Client represents and warrants that its users of the Services will abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and Order Forms and Client acknowledges and agrees that it shall be fully liable for any user’s breach of the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement and/or any Order Form. Client will determine the access controls for its users and will be liable for activity occurring under Client’s account, including without limitation compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and applicable Order Form. Client agrees to (i) maintain the accuracy and completeness of information provided to Company and agrees to provide any changes to Company within thirty (30) days after any such change and (ii) use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to, and/or use of the Services, and notify Company immediately of any such unauthorized access to and/or use of the Services.
2.3 Maintenance; Modification. During the term or as otherwise specified in the applicable Order Form, Company will make available to Client updates, patches and bug fixes with respect to the Services as may, from time to time, be developed and made generally available by Company to its clients. Company reserves the right to modify and/or discontinue, temporarily and/or permanently, the Services and/or any features or portions thereof without prior notice. Client agrees that Company will not be liable for any modification, suspension and/or discontinuance of the Services or any part thereof.
2.4 Prohibited Conduct. Except as expressly permitted hereunder, Client shall not, directly or indirectly, without the express, prior written consent of Company (i) use or permit the use of, reproduce and/or otherwise duplicate, disclose, distribute, modify, encumber, time-share, license, sublicense, rent, lease, and/or transfer the Services and/or any portion thereof, and/or any of Client’s rights thereto, (ii) merge any Services or any portion thereof with any other program and/or materials, (iii) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, extract, and/or otherwise derive and/or attempt to derive the source code of any Services and/or any other compiled software provided or made available by Company hereunder, (iv) adapt, translate, localize, port, or otherwise modify any Services and/or any other compiled software provided or made available by Company hereunder, (v) remove, obliterate, and/or cancel from view any copyright, trademark, and/or other proprietary and/or confidentiality notice and/or legend appearing on and/or in any materials provided or made available by Company hereunder, and/or fail to reproduce any such notice and/or legend on any copy made of any such materials, (vi) take any action that materially interrupts and/or interferes with, or that might reasonably have been expected to materially interrupt and/or interfere with, the Services, Company’s business operations and/or other clients, (vii) copy or imitate part or all of the design, layout and/or look and feel of the Services in any form or media and/or (viii) permit any other user, person and/or entity to engage in any of the foregoing conduct. In the event of Client’s breach of Section 1.3 or Section 2.4, Company may terminate Client’s account immediately without liability.
2.5 Third Party Service Providers. Client agrees that Company may use third party service providers to provide the Services described herein and shall have no liability related thereto.
2.6 Cooperation. At all times during the term of this Agreement, Client shall promptly and fully cooperate with Company, and shall promptly make competent, qualified personnel available to assist and answer questions of Company, as necessary and appropriate and as reasonably requested by Company. Client shall notify Company of any change to is procedures affecting Company’s obligations under this Agreement at least thirty (30) days prior to implementing such changes.
3.1 Fees In consideration of the provision of Services described herein, Client shall pay Company the fees set forth herein:
a. Set Up Fee. Client agrees to pay Company an initial set up fee in the amount set forth in the applicable Order Form, which shall be due and payable as set forth in the Order Form.
b. Subscription Fee. Client agrees to pay Company a monthly subscription fee in the amount set forth in the applicable Order Form, which shall be due and payable as set forth in the Order Form.
c. Additional Services. The fees for any additional Services shall be invoiced and payable as set forth in the applicable Order Form. 3.2 Credit Card Payments; ACH. Unless otherwise set forth herein and/or in an Order Form, all fees shall be deducted from a payment account designed by Client. Client authorizes Company and/or its third-party service provider to automatically charge the payment account for the fees in advance or as otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing. If Client’s payment account on file is closed or the account information is changed, or if, for any reason, a charge is rejected by Client’s payment account, Client shall immediately update Client’s payment account or supply a new payment account, as appropriate. If Client is unable to update its payment account with appropriate information, then Company will send an invoice to Client detailing the amount due. Client must pay the amount due in full within seven (7) days after the date of the invoice. Upon Company’s request, Client agrees to promptly complete and submit a credit card authorization and/or ACH authorization form to Company, as applicable. Client permanently and irrevocably waives any and all right to enact a 'chargeback' (that is, a disputed, reversed or contested charge with the applicable bank, credit card or charge card) against such payments for any reason whatsoever against Company.
3.3 Expenses. Client shall promptly reimburse Company for any out-of-pocket expenses reasonably incurred in connection with the performance of the Services and/or the delivery, installation, support and/or configuration of any Services at Client’s location and/or facilities.
3.4 Taxes. All fees due and payable under this Agreement and/or any Order Form are exclusive of applicable taxes, which will be added at the prevailing rate from time to time. Client is responsible for all taxes, fees, duties, and charges, and any related penalties and interest, arising from the payment of any and all fees under this Agreement, except for taxes based on Company’s net income and/or payroll taxes. Client will indemnify, defend and hold harmless Company for all taxes imposed which may be attributable to the Services.
3.5 Out of Scope Services. In the event Client requests additional Services outside the scope of Services described herein and/or in the applicable Order Form, then Client shall submit such request in writing to Company. Thereafter, the parties shall memorialize any agreed upon changes in writing via amendment to the applicable Order Form.
3.6 Late Payment. In the event that Fees are not paid on a timely basis, including without limitation due to an invalid or expired credit card number, Company may, without liability to Client, in addition to other available remedies, disable the password, account and access to all or part of the Services if any fees are not paid on the date such fees are due and payable hereunder. In the event of the foregoing, Company shall not be obligated to provide any or all of the Services until such fees are paid in full. Client acknowledges and agrees that Company shall not be in breach of this Agreement or liable for failure to perform in the event Client fails to make payments when due hereunder. All fees due and payable by Client to Company hereunder must be paid in full without any deduction, set-off, counterclaim or withholding of any kind unless required by law. In the event fees are not paid on a timely basis, interest will be due and payable and calculated daily at a rate of 1.5% per month.
3.7 Invoice Dispute Process. If Client receives an invoice which it reasonably believes, acting in good faith and with proper supporting evidence, specifies a charge which is not valid and properly due (“Disputed Charge”), then Client shall notify Company in writing ,(“Dispute Notice”) within 15 calendar days from the date such invoice is received to notify Company that it has a bona fide dispute in relation to the amount invoiced. For avoidance of doubt, disputed invoices do not relieve Client of paying invoices in full on or before the date in which such payments are due. Client shall specify reasonable details of the nature of the dispute in the Dispute Notice. The parties shall discuss the Disputed Charge within five (5) calendar days of the date of the Dispute Notice. In the event the Disputed Charge is not resolved within such time period, then the matter shall be escalated to an executive officer of each party. Such executives shall initially discuss the Disputed Charge within five (5) calendar days after receipt of notice and use commercially reasonable efforts to resolve the Disputed Charge within ten (10) calendar days thereafter. If the dispute is not resolved within such time period, then either party may at any time thereafter submit such dispute to a court of competent jurisdiction as set forth in Article 15.
4.1 Term. The term of this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and continue until the end of the applicable subscription term.
4.2 Order Form Term. . The term of each Order Form will commence on the date set forth in the Order Form and continue thereafter as set forth in such Order Form, unless otherwise terminated earlier in accordance with the terms and conditions of such Order Form and/or this Agreement. Unless otherwise set forth in the applicable Order Form, the term of each Order Form will automatically renew for additional periods equal to the expiring subscription term or one (1) year (whichever is shorter) unless either party provides written notice to the other party at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of the then-current term of its intent to not to renew the Services. The per unit pricing during any such renewal term shall be the same as that during the prior term unless Company has provided written notice to Client of a pricing increase at least thirty (30) days before the end of such prior term, in which event the pricing increase shall be effective upon renewal.
5.1 Termination for Breach. If a party materially breaches this Agreement and/or Order Form (the "Defaulting Party"), and the Defaulting Party does not cure such breach within thirty (30) calendar days after its receipt of written notice of material breach, the non-defaulting party may terminate this Agreement and/or Order Form upon written notice to the Defaulting Party. Termination of this Agreement and/or Order Form will be without prejudice to any other rights and remedies that the non-defaulting party may have under this Agreement, the Order Form and/or at law and/or in equity.
5.2 Termination for Convenience. Company may terminate this Agreement and/or any Order Form at any time for convenience upon written notice to Client. Client may terminate this Agreement and/or any Order Form upon written notice to Company at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of the then-current term for such termination to take effect at the end of the then-current term.
5.3 Effect of Termination.
a. In the event Company terminates this Agreement and/or any Order Form pursuant to Section 5.2 (Termination for Convenience), or if Client terminates this Agreement and/or any Order Form pursuant to Section 5.1 (Termination for Breach), or if either party terminates this Agreement and/or any Order Form pursuant to Article 12 (Force Majeure), then upon termination, Client will pay all outstanding fees, charges and expenses incurred through the effective date of termination.
b. In the event Client terminates this Agreement and/or any Order Form pursuant to Section 5.2 (Termination for Convenience), or if Company terminates this Agreement and/or any Order Form pursuant to Section 5.1 (Termination for Breach), then upon termination, Client will pay all outstanding fees, charges and expenses owed through the then-current term of this Agreement and/or Order Form, as applicable.
c. For avoidance of doubt, refunds (if any) shall be in the sole and absolute discretion of Company.
d. Upon request by Client made within thirty (30) days after the effective date of termination, Company will make available to Client for download a file of Client Content in comma separated value (.csv) format. After such thirty (30) day period, Company shall have no obligation to maintain or provide any Client Content and shall thereafter, unless legally prohibited, delete all Client Content from the Services or otherwise in Company’s possession or under Company’s control.
6.1 Confidential Information. During the term of this Agreement, the parties may have access to certain information that is not generally known to others including any and all information relating to the party and its business including without limitation: its business, legal, and operational practices, financial, technical, commercial, marketing, competitive advantage and/or other information concerning the business and affairs, partnerships and potential partnerships, business model, fee structures, employees, funding opportunities, metrics, know-how, systems, procedures and techniques that has been or may hereafter be provided or shown to the other party, regardless of the form of the communication and the terms and conditions of this Agreement and Order Forms ("Confidential Information"). The party disclosing Confidential Information shall be referred to herein as the “Disclosing Party” and the party receiving Confidential Information shall be referred to herein as the “Receiving Party.”
6.2 Receiving Party. Receiving Party agrees not to use or disclose the Confidential Information, and may disclose the Confidential Information only as necessary and appropriate to perform its obligations hereunder and to receive the benefit of the Services in accordance with this Agreement to its officers, directors, employees, agents and subcontractors (and their employees) (“Representatives”) who have a need to know such Confidential Information solely in connection with this Agreement. The Receiving Party will cause such Representatives to comply with this Agreement and will assume full responsibility for any failure to comply with the terms of this Agreement. The Receiving Party will not transfer or disclose any Confidential Information to any third party without the Disclosing Party’s prior written consent and without such third party having a contractual obligation (consistent with this Article 6) to keep such Confidential Information confidential. The Receiving Party will not use any Confidential Information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
6.3 Exclusions. Confidential Information does not include information that: (i) is obtained by the Receiving Party from the public domain without breach of this Agreement and independently of the Receiving Party’s knowledge of any Confidential Information; (ii) was lawfully and demonstrably in the possession of the Receiving Party without use of or reference to the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information; (iii) is independently developed by the Receiving Party without use of or reference to the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information; and/or (iv) becomes known by the Receiving Party from a third party independently of the Receiving Party’s knowledge of the Confidential Information and is not subject to an obligation of confidentiality.
6.4 Legal Requirements. If the Receiving Party is requested or required to disclose any of the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information under a subpoena, court order, statute, law, rule, regulation or other similar requirement (a "Legal Requirement"), the Receiving Party will, if lawfully permitted to do so, provide prompt notice of such Legal Requirement to the Disclosing Party so that the Disclosing Party may seek an appropriate protective order or other appropriate remedy or waive compliance with the provisions of this Agreement. If the Disclosing Party is not successful in obtaining a protective order or other appropriate remedy and the Receiving Party is legally compelled to disclose such Confidential Information, or if the Disclosing Party waives compliance with the provisions of this Agreement in writing, the Receiving Party may disclose, without liability hereunder, such Confidential Information solely to the extent necessary to comply with the Legal Requirement.
6.5 Intellectual Property. The parties agree that ownership of any IP (as defined in Article 7) in any materials owned by the other party shall remain with that party, and nothing in this Agreement shall imply that any right or license in respect of such IP is being granted to the other party
6.6 Disposition of Confidential Information on Termination or Expiration. Upon termination or expiration of this Agreement or upon the Disclosing Party’s written request, the Receiving Party will return to the Disclosing Party all copies of Confidential Information already in the Receiving Party’s possession or within its control. Alternatively, with Disclosing Party’s prior written consent, the Receiving Party may destroy such Confidential Information; provided that the Confidential Information is (i) destroyed in accordance with applicable law, rule or regulation and (ii) is rendered unreadable, undecipherable and otherwise incapable of reconstruction, in which case an officer of the Receiving Party will certify in writing to the Disclosing Party that all such Confidential Information has been so destroyed. The obligations with respect to Confidential Information, as set forth in this Article 6, shall continue in force and effect for a period of five (5) years after termination or expiration of this Agreement or, with respect to such portions of such Confidential Information that constitute trade secrets under applicable law, for so long as such trade secret status is maintained.
6.7 Remedy. Each party acknowledges that a breach of this Article 6 may result in irreparable and continuing damage to the Disclosing Party for which monetary damages may not be sufficient, and agrees that the Disclosing Party will be entitled to seek, in addition to its other rights and remedies hereunder or at law, injunctive or all other equitable relief, and such further relief as may be proper from a court of competent jurisdiction. This Article 6 shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement.
7.1 Intellectual Property. Company retains all rights, title, interest and ownership of, any and all IP and proprietary rights with respect to the Services, and any other materials provided or made available to Client by Company hereunder. “IP” means all intellectual property including without limitation all patents, inventions, trademarks, service marks, trade names and trade dress, copyrights and copyrightable works, trade secrets, know-how, design rights and database rights. Except for the rights expressly granted to Client in this Agreement, all such Services and other materials that are provided or made available, and all work product that is developed, under this Agreement, all modifications, compilations, and derivative works thereof, and all intellectual property and proprietary rights pertaining thereto, are and shall remain the property of Company and its respective licensors (and to the extent any rights of ownership in any such materials, works, or rights might, for any reason, otherwise vest in Client, Client hereby assigns such ownership rights to Company).
7.2 Rights. Company confirms that it has all the rights necessary to provide the Services described herein and has the ability to grant all the rights it purports to grant under, and in accordance with, the terms of this Agreement.
8.1 Company Warranty. Company represents and warrants that (i) the Services will perform substantially in accordance with the terms set forth herein and in the applicable Order Form, (ii) it will, at all times, comply with all applicable local, state, federal and foreign laws in providing the Services, and (iii) it has taken all action necessary for the approval and execution of this Agreement. The warranty set forth in this Section 8.1 shall not apply to the extent of any non-conformance which is caused by use of the Services contrary to Company’s instructions, or modification or alteration of the Services by any party other than Company and/or authorized by Company in writing.
8.2 Client Warranty. Client represents and warrants that (i) it will, at all times, comply with all applicable local, state, federal, and foreign laws in using the Services, and (ii) it has the requisite legal and corporate power, right, and authority to enter into this Agreement.
8.3 Remedy. Client’s sole and exclusive remedy and Company’s sole and exclusive liability for any breach of Company’s warranty as set forth in subsection (i) of Section 8.1 is for Company to use commercially reasonable efforts to correct any non-conformance within a reasonable period of time or provide Client with an alternative means of accomplishing the desired performance; provided that Client notifies Company of such breach in writing within thirty (30) days after the date of Company’s alleged breach.
8.4 DISCLAIMER. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN SECTION 8.1 OF THIS AGREEMENT, COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED BY COMPANY ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS. COMPANY DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR COVENANT THAT THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DOCUMENTATION, REPORTS, ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS, IN ANY FORM) PROVIDED BY COMPANY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, ARE OR WILL NECESSARILY ALWAYS BE COMPLETELY ACCURATE, CURRENT, COMPLETE AND/OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE. COMPANY DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR COVENANT THAT THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR TOTALLY ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ALL DEFECTS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MINOR OR COSMETIC DEFECTS THAT DO NOT SIGNIFICANTLY AND ADVERSELY AFFECT FUNCTIONALITY OR FEATURES) WILL BE CORRECTED. COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS, DELIVERY FAILURES OR OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM (A) TRANSFER OF DATA OVER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS SUCH AS THE INTERNET AND/OR (B) INABILITY TO ACCESS OR GET ACCURATE DATA FROM THIRD-PARTY SYSTEMS AND/OR APPLICATIONS THAT THE SERVICES ARE DEPENDENT ON.
9. Limitation of Liability
COMPANY’S TOTAL AND CUMULATIVE LIABILITY FOR DIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF AND/OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY ORDER FORMS SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE FEES PAYABLE BY CLIENT TO COMPANY FOR THE SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER THAT GAVE RISE TO THE LIABILITY DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF SUCH CLAIM. IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA AND BUSINESS) EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SET FORTH HEREIN SHALL APPLY DESPITE ANY NEGLIGENCE, MISCONDUCT, ERRORS AND/OR OMISSIONS BY COMPANY, ITS EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND/OR AGENTS. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION AND/OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES, COMPANY’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
10.1 Indemnification by Company. Company agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Client, its members, trustees, employees, agents, officers and officials, from and against any liabilities, losses, costs, damages, demands and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, arising out of and/or relating to any claim (“Claim”) that Client’s use of the Services constitutes infringement, violation, trespass, contravention or breach in the United States of any patent, copyright, trademark, license or other property or proprietary right of any third party, or constitutes the unauthorized use or misappropriation of any trade secret of any third party. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the indemnity in this Section 10.1, shall not apply (i) to a Claim arising from any modification of the Services by Client or any third party, or from the use of the Services in a manner contrary to those specific business functions as expressly provided under this Agreement, to the extent such modification or use resulted in the Claim, (ii) if such Claim results from Client’s use of the Services after notice of the alleged or actual infringement from Company or any appropriate authority, and/or (iii) in the event of any breach of Client’s obligations under this Agreement and/or any Order Form, or the use of the Services other than in connection with this Agreement and/or Order Form, or in a manner not reasonably contemplated by this Agreement and/or Order Form. The indemnities set forth herein shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
10.2 Indemnification by the Client. Client shall indemnify, defend and hold Company and its officers, associates, employees, contractors and agents harmless from and against all Claims arising out of or related to (i) Client’s acts and/or omissions, (ii) Client’s operation of its business, (iii) Client’s breach of the terms and/or conditions of this Agreement and/or any Order Form, and/or (iv) Client’s failure to use the Services in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein and in any Order Form.
10.3 Process. The indemnified party shall (i) provide notice to the indemnifying party of any Claim immediately upon becoming aware of the same, (ii) provide the indemnifying party the sole right to conduct the defense of any claim or action, or the negotiation of any settlement, in respect of a Claim and shall not at any time admit liability or otherwise settle or compromise or attempt to settle or compromise the said claim or action except upon the express written instructions of the indemnifying party, and (iii) act in accordance with the reasonable instructions of the indemnifying party and give the indemnifying party such assistance as it shall reasonably require in respect of the conduct of the said defense including without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing the filing of all pleadings and other court processes and the provision of all relevant documents. The indemnified party acknowledges and agrees that it shall use commercially reasonable efforts to mitigate the costs and expenses related to such claim. The indemnified party may reasonably participate in such defense, at its sole expense.
10.4 Claim. In the event of a Claim related to Company’s IP infringement indemnification obligations described herein, the Company shall be entitled at its own expense and option to (i) procure the right for the Client to continue utilizing the IP which is at issue, (ii) modify the IP to render same non-infringing, or (iii) replace the IP with an equally suitable, functionally equivalent, compatible, non-infringing IP. If none of the foregoing is possible as determined by Company in its sole and absolute discretion, the Company may terminate this Agreement and/or the applicable Order Form without liability upon written notice to the Client. This Section sets forth the Client’s sole and exclusive remedy for any Claim related to Company’s IP infringement indemnification obligations described herein.
11. Independent Contractor
It is understood and agreed that the relationship of Company to Client is and shall continue to be that of an independent contractor and neither Company nor any of Company’s employees shall be entitled to receive client employee benefits. Nothing in this Agreement will be construed to create an agency or employment relationship between Client and Company for any purpose or create obligations of such party to third parties. As an independent contractor, Company agrees to be responsible for the payment of all taxes and withholdings specified by law, which may be due in regard to compensation paid by Client.
12. Force Majeure
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, neither party shall be liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance hereunder to the extent resulting, directly or indirectly, from acts of God, acts of war, terrorism, or civil insurrection, strikes, walkouts, or other organized labor interruptions, telecommunications or utility interruptions or failures, fire, explosions, floods, or other natural disasters, any similar cause or any third party beyond the reasonable control of such party, and any delay or failure of the other party to fulfill its obligations hereunder (“Force Majeure Event”). In the event of a Force Majeure Event, the parties agree to meet and discuss how to resolve the issue. Either party may terminate this Agreement by giving the other party written notice if the other party fails to perform those obligations for thirty (30) days due to such Force Majeure Event. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Force Majeure Event shall never excuse the failure to make a payment due under this Agreement and/or any Order Form, except to the extent that the Force Majeure Event physically interferes with the delivery of the payment. The party whose performance is affected shall use commercially reasonable efforts to minimize the impact of such Force Majeure Event.
All notices and other communications given or made pursuant to this Agreement must be in writing, sent to the persons designated herein or to such other persons and addresses as the parties may designate from time to time and will be deemed to have been given upon the earlier of actual receipt or (a) personal delivery to the party to be notified, (b) when sent, if sent by facsimile or electronic mail during normal business hours of the recipient, and if not sent during normal business hours, then on the recipient's next business day, (c) five (5) days after having been sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or (d) one (1) business day after deposit with a nationally recognized overnight courier, freight prepaid, specifying next business day delivery, with written verification of receipt.
This Agreement may be assigned by Company at any time and for any reason. This Agreement shall not be assigned, delegated or transferred by Client without prior written consent from Company. This Agreement will be binding upon the parties and their respective legal successors and permitted assigns.
15. Governing Law
This Agreement will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its choice of laws principles. Any action related to or arising from this Agreement shall take place exclusively in the courts situated in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and the parties hereby submit to the venue of the courts situated therein.
During the term of this Agreement and for a period of two years thereafter, Client shall not, directly or indirectly, in any manner whatsoever, engage in any capacity in any business competitive with Company’s current lines of business or any business then engaged in by Company for Client’s own benefit or for the benefit of any other person or entity. Client also agrees that it will not provide access to the Services to any software programmer, developer, web development expert, consultant, and/or anyone else in a similar profession with the express written approval of Company.
If Client chooses to submit any questions, comments, ideas, suggestions, inventions, or other information (“Feedback”) to Company, such Feedback is non-confidential and will become the sole property of Company. Company will be able to use any Feedback for any purpose including the developing, creating and/or marketing of products or services and Client acknowledges that Company will give no credit or compensation to Client and Client has no rights to the same. Company has no obligations to review any Feedback and may use and redistribute Feedback for any purpose without restriction in its sole and absolute discretion.
18.1 Changes to Services. Company expressly reserves the exclusive right to, without prior notice, at any time and from time to time (i) offer new, additional or substitute products and services, and (ii) modify, amend or discontinue offering all or any particular Services.
18.2 Waiver. The failure by either party at any time to enforce any of the provisions of this Agreement, Order Form or any right or remedy available this Agreement, Order Form or at law or in equity, or to exercise any option herein provided, shall not constitute a waiver of such provision, right, remedy, or option or in any way affect the validity of this Agreement and/or any Order Form. The waiver of any default by either party shall not be deemed a continuing waiver, but shall apply solely to the instance to which such waiver is directed.
18.3 Severability. If any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement and/or any Order Form are for any reason held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions of this Agreement and/or any Order Form will be unimpaired and will remain in full force and effect.
18.4 Survival. Any provision of this Agreement which, by its nature, would survive termination of this Agreement will survive any such termination of this Agreement.
18.5 Headings. The headings and titles of the Sections of this Agreement are not part of this Agreement, but are for convenience only and are not intended to define, limit or construe the contents of the provisions contained herein.
18.6 Amendment. No modification of or amendment to any Order Form shall be effective unless such modification or amendment is in writing and signed by both parties. Company reserves the right to change and/or modify the terms of this Agreement and/or any policy and/or guideline of the Services, at any time and in its sole discretion. If Company makes material changes to this Agreement, Company will inform Client by posting a notice on the Services and changing the ‘Last Updated’ date. Company may also provide Client with additional forms of notice of modifications and/or updates as appropriate under the circumstances. Any changes and/or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the revisions to the Services, and Client waives any right it may have to receive specific notice of such changes and/or modifications. Client’s continued use of the Services will confirm its acceptance of such changes and/or modifications; therefore, Client should frequently review this Agreement and applicable policies to understand the terms and conditions that apply to Client’s use of the Services. If Client does not agree to the amended terms, Client must stop using the Services.
18.7 Attorneys’ Fees. If either party brings legal action to enforce its rights under this Agreement and/or any Order Form, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover all fees, costs and expenses (including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees) incurred in connection with the action.
18.8 Entire Agreement. This Agreement and the Order Forms constitute the entire agreement and understanding between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings between the parties.
18.9 Publicity. Neither party shall, without the prior written approval of the other party, disclose the existence and/or any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement to any third party or issue any press release or make any other public announcement relating to this Agreement or the other party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Client hereby grants Company the right to use Client’s name, trade name, trademark, logo, acronym, or other designation to identify Client as Company’s customer in connection with brochures, advertising, promotional materials made available or otherwise published by Company, without the Client’s prior consent.
18.10 Non-exclusivity. Client acknowledges and agrees that the Services provided by Company are not exclusive to Client and that Company may provide such Services to other entities.